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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:51 am    Post subject: total noob needing help with startx (with modern kde) Reply with quote

I just started learning linux a week ago, and jumped off of the deep end with gentoo (and I love it). Although it did take me 4 days to get what appears to be a solid install and emerge kde-meta and figure out the whole use-flag thing, I feel I've about got the hang of it. Where I'm stuck now is with startx. I have followed the walk through to the T, but it's still not working. I see that people are able to paste code, but I'm not using the computer that I'm instaling on (toshiba nb505bl netbook), and I can't seem to start links. I can ping google just fine, but I don't know how to actually get online just yet, so I'll be typing to what output that I can see when I get errors.

This is my current dilemma:

#startx (then I get a black screen, with a bit of color repeating horizontly arcoss the top inch of the screen for about 5 seconds)

Current version of pixman: 0.24.0
Before reporting problems, check httpP//wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implememted, (??) unknown.
(=) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Jun 1 02:08:21 2012
(=) Using config file: "/etc/xorg.conf"
(=) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
(EE) Query no Synaptics: 6003C8
(EE) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
(EE) PreInit returned 11 for "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
/root/.xinitrc: line 1: exec: kde-session: not found
xinit: connection to X server lost

waiting for X server to shut down .error setting MTRR (base = 0xd0000000x size = 0x007f0000, type =1) Invalid argument (22)
Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file.

And that's all I can see, I can't tell if there was more output, but I'm not privvy to the userability enough to scroll up (I'll get there, no worries). Anyway, here's a premptive thank you for anyone that can help me out!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have the wrong command in your .xinitrc file. It's not kde-session. :)

Add this line into your .xinitrc file and it should get KDE and X to start for you

Code:
exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch startkde


Also make sure you have DBus started or your mouse/trackpad and keyboard will hardlock thus forcing you to hard reset your computer.

Code:
/etc/init.d/dbus start


and you may wanna add DBus into your rc startup script so that it will autoload upon system startup.
Code:
rc-update add dbus default


Have fun, and welcome to the Gentoo community and Gentoo Linux! :D
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh! it's working! You're a wizard! Cheers mate!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rennik wrote:
oh! it's working! You're a wizard! Cheers mate!!


You're very welcome. :D
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